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Hurst ‘Now the first choice for many parents …’

Good Schools GuideThere are any number of guides for parents seeking objective information about schools for their child but many consider the Good Schools Guide to be by far the most authoritative. This is because its school reports are based upon a rigorous independent appraisal by one of the Guide’s reporting team who has not only inspected the school but also talked to a range of parents of current pupils.

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The Guide’s new report on Hurstpierpoint College has just been published on its website ( and will appear in the 2013 print edition of the guide.

Hurstpierpoint College, the Guide concludes, “is now the first choice for many parents who would traditionally have sent their children further afield”.

Hurst, reports the guide, is “A school which is going from strength to strength under the strong leadership of its dynamic headmaster”.

The Guide recognises the importance of the fact that at Hurst “each child is tracked and challenged to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives, and where they are encouraged to push themselves beyond their comfort zone.” Indeed, the Guide notes that “The mantra ‘achieving your personal best’ permeates all aspects of school life, not just academic but also participation in sports and clubs, activities and social relationships”.

The Guide’s correspondent also considers the school from a parent’s perspective, highlighting  that not only is the College “very parent friendly” but that it “bends over backwards to make life easy for parents”. Further, the school is particularly commended for its excellent communication with parents through e-mails, newsletters and meetings.

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“I believe” commented the School’s Headmaster, Tim Manly, “that the Guide’s Inspector has captured much of the true spirit of the whole Hurst community. I certainly recommend that families who are attracted by the Guide’s assessment of our school’s life and ethos arrange a personal visit or join us on an Open Morning to see for themselves what makes this school really very special.”

To read the full Good School’s Guide report, please click here

To arrange a family visit or for details of our forthcoming Open Mornings, please click here